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wood stork in Ghent

gregg_recer
 

still present this afternoon, perched in distant dead tree the whole time I was there 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...


Re: Ghent Wood Stork

brendastiffen
 

The juvenile stork came down to right in front of the fence and foraged for what ever was in that flooded area.  Also a killer, great egret and a solitary sandpiper.


On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM, kernscot
<kernscot@...> wrote:
Bird still in a tree. Good scope views and binocs, in branches and distant for photos.

Nancy Kern


Ghent Wood Stork

kernscot
 

Bird still in a tree. Good scope views and binocs, in branches and distant for photos.

Nancy Kern


Wood stork

Naomi Lloyd
 


Currently at 141 German Church Rd in a tree


Wood stork, Columbia county.

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Larry Steele reported a Wood stork today on German Church Road in Columbia County:  

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Re: This week's destination: 8/5

bill.lee3771
 

Naomi, Rich, et al,                                                     Would love to join you, as I'm back from a month at Marha's Vineyard, but the last week of that month was in the M.V. Hospital with an infected toe bone which I can walk on only for a limited time and distance. The month of July was a month from hell with almost daily fog, cold temps especially at night, many rainy days, including a tropical storm (Elsa), rock cobble on the beach, a leaky roof which had to be replaced, and on and on. I hope former Pres. Obama, who is there now, has much better weather! Hope to recover quickly enough to rejoin the group soon.


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Subject: This week's destination: 8/5
 
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi






Turkey Vultures in Troy

Heidi
 

8/4/21- Just passed a large group (a wake?) of Turkey Vultures circling west of Pawling Avenue just north of Winter Street Ext.
Counted at least 17!!!

Heidi Klinowski
Troy


Re: This week's destination: 8/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Nice! I haven't been to Nutten Hook in two years. The changes sound interesting.

I think if we park in on an angle, we could get a dozen cars in at Swyer. People tend to park kind of sloppy.


Naomi


Naomi


On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 10:43:59 PM EDT, Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie@...> wrote:


Nutten Hook is a whole "new" place. They've changed the riverfront part and it is now a very "sophisticated" timber platform with railings, large enough for a group to gather on. It promises to be a very good river watch viewing location. From my observations from across the river, it is very under-utilized with only the occasional angler or two or car parked. (It seems to be a favorite for local cops and sheriff deps. to hang out).

(I hope to join y'all on Thursday. As I recall, the number of available parking spots at the Sawyer Preserve are very limited)

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







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Richard Guthrie


Re: This week's destination: 8/5

Richard Guthrie
 

Nutten Hook is a whole "new" place. They've changed the riverfront part and it is now a very "sophisticated" timber platform with railings, large enough for a group to gather on. It promises to be a very good river watch viewing location. From my observations from across the river, it is very under-utilized with only the occasional angler or two or car parked. (It seems to be a favorite for local cops and sheriff deps. to hang out).

(I hope to join y'all on Thursday. As I recall, the number of available parking spots at the Sawyer Preserve are very limited)

Rich Guthrie
New Baltimore
The Greene County


On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi







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Richard Guthrie


This week's destination: 8/5

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! I don't think we've ever gone to Lewis A Swyer Preserve in Columbia Co before. It's a 1/2 mile boardwalk along a freshwater tidal wetland feeding into the Hudson. Parking is along 9J *exactly* where the GPS point is dropped, about 500 feet north of the actual start of the trail. If you go under an old RR trestle, you've gone a bit too far south. Meet at 8:00am

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve/@42.4179843,-73.7713505,779m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!8m2!3d42.4179804!4d-73.7691565?hl=en&authuser=0

If people want we could then go 5 miles further south and check out Nutten Hook, where we will have a HMBC field trip on Sept 25. Tide permitting, we might be able to get to the riverside.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area/@42.3573523,-73.7882374,1552m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m22!1m16!4m15!1m6!1m2!1s0x89dde93f8f50304b:0xdcba7219587c158f!2sLewis+A.+Swyer+Preserve,+1599+NY-9J,+Stuyvesant,+NY+12173!2m2!1d-73.7691565!2d42.4179804!1m6!1m2!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!2sNutten+Hook+Tidal+Wetlands+Area,+New+York!2m2!1d-73.7874983!2d42.356795!3e0!3m4!1s0x89ddeba0cc9fc88f:0x6d639ca1bc2e2544!8m2!3d42.356795!4d-73.7874983?hl=en&authuser=0

Naomi






Fall Migration in Troy

Heidi
 

Have seen evidence of fall migration the past few days:
In Oakwood Cemetery, 3 days in a row I’ve counted at least 21 KILLDEER all in Section S just inside the Oakwood Avenue entrance east of the pond.

In my yard (near St Mary’s Cem) I’ve had several HUMMINGBIRDS fattening up with multiple feeder visits
A large flock (est 2 dzn) of Common Grackles incl several juveniles

And today had a juvenile ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at the sunflower feeder.
Also the RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH has returned.

Heidi Klinowski
Troy/Brunswick line


great egrets - wright's loop

gregg_recer
 

5 great egrets here this morning, with 1 each great blue and green heron. field on the north leg is heavily flooded, but no shorebirds present yet. 

Gregg Recer
gregg_recer@...

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gregg recer
malta NY


Re: Great Egret on Burden Lake in Averill Park/Nassau

Cynthia Edwardson
 

Sorry about that. My little finger hit some random key and a message was sent. Chris and I had a Great Egret today in the water under the bridge west of the old railroad station along the bike trail from Lion's Park in Niskayuna. A great blue heron was close by acting a bit territorial. Two green herons in the water near the railroad station.

Cindy Edwardson
Albany


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On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 2:13 PM Cynthia Edwardson <cjredwardson@...> wrote:
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On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:35 AM Brian Smith <brijsmith@...> wrote:
Good morning,

Saw a single great egret on Burden Lake two days running. I assume it was the same one. Both times it was in a tree.

I also assume it's part of the migration.

Brian 
Web Services


From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> on behalf of Alan Mapes <alanmapes@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:09 AM
To: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] Egret at Wright’s Loop
 
One great egret at Wrights this morning. One adult at the bald eagle nest. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Re: Great Egret on Burden Lake in Averill Park/Nassau

Cynthia Edwardson
 

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On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:35 AM Brian Smith <brijsmith@...> wrote:
Good morning,

Saw a single great egret on Burden Lake two days running. I assume it was the same one. Both times it was in a tree.

I also assume it's part of the migration.

Brian 
Web Services


From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> on behalf of Alan Mapes <alanmapes@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:09 AM
To: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] Egret at Wright’s Loop
 
One great egret at Wrights this morning. One adult at the bald eagle nest. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


This week's destination: 7/29

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! Looking through eBird shows nothing particularly exciting in the area (except Spoonbills, ugh), Vischer Ferry is still buggy, and water levels are still high at Cohoes, so let's just enjoy a walk at Five Rivers tomorrow. Meet at 8:00am

Naomi





Great Egret on Burden Lake in Averill Park/Nassau

Brian Smith
 

Good morning,

Saw a single great egret on Burden Lake two days running. I assume it was the same one. Both times it was in a tree.

I also assume it's part of the migration.

Brian 
Web Services


From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> on behalf of Alan Mapes <alanmapes@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:09 AM
To: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: [hmbirds] Egret at Wright’s Loop
 
One great egret at Wrights this morning. One adult at the bald eagle nest. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Egret at Wright’s Loop

Alan Mapes
 

One great egret at Wrights this morning. One adult at the bald eagle nest. 

Alan Mapes
Saratoga 


Great Egrets

John Kent
 

There are at least 18 Great Egrets in the field south of Staats Island Road in Rensselaer County.

John Kent
Selkirk


This week's destination: 7/22

Naomi Lloyd
 

Hey Thursday birders! Are you dried out yet? Thursday is supposed to be perfect and they're not forecasting more Biblical floods for Wednesday, so let's give last week's destination another try.

Btw if you're doing any birding in RensCo, particularly downslope of the Plateau, be careful where you pull off the road. What looks like a washed-out shoulder may be in fact undercut pavement. Still closures and a lot of repairs in my area.

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Hey Thursday birders! It's supposed to be the nicest day of the week (what luck!) but after this week+ of monsoons I'd rather stay off muddy slippery trails. Let's explore part of the new Albany-Hudson Electric Trail, starting in the Village of Nassau. Meet at the Village Commons off John Street at 8:00am and we'll walk south from there on a paved path. Plenty of parking in a gravel lot.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.5144858,-73.6122449/@42.5148318,-73.6128323,18z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0?hl=en&authuser=0

Checklist from this (last) weekend:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S91629864
(Past results are no guarantee of future performance.)

Info on the whole 36-mile trail:
https://hudsongreenway.ny.gov/albany-hudson-electric-trail



Naomi





Re: UPDATE NO DESTINATION This week's destination: 7/15

Naomi Lloyd
 

Repeat for the morning crowd:


On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 10:37 PM, naomi lloyd
<naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:
CANCELLED DUE TO ROADS WASHED OUT ETC

There are lots of roads damaged by the rain, creeks are still rising. I think it best to stay off the roads and let emergency crews do their job. Sorry!

Naomi


On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 06:49:27 PM EDT, naomi lloyd <naomi_kestrel@...> wrote:


Heads up folks! All of RensCo is under a State of Emergency. We've had 3" to 6"of rain in a few hours, roads are flooded, trees are down, culverts washed out. I have no idea what the road conditions will be like by tomorrow morning.

If I know anything by about 6am, I'll let you all know. Otherwise check 511NY for info. On the positive side, the rain is supposed to be ending soon and with luck my sump pump will stem the tide...

See you tomorrow, maybe.


Naomi










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